Licensed practical nurse

Published in the January 11, 2017 edition

Susan-Triffitt-obit-1-11-17-webLYNNFIELD — Susan (Runnalls) Triffitt, age 71, of Lynnfield, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Lahey Clinic, Burlington. She was the beloved wife of Dean A. Triffitt, with whom she had been married for 43 years.

Born in Buffalo, New York, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Gertrude (Runnalls) Atkinson. She grew up in Lynnfield and graduated from Lynnfield High School, Class of 1968.

An L.P.N., Susan had graduated from the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home School of Nursing in 1968. She worked at Union Hospital, Lynn for 25 years, and then worked at the Meadow View Healthcare Center in North Reading for 10 years.

She and Dean loved to travel. Susan was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynnfield.

She was also the beloved mother of Mark C. Triffitt of Boston. She was the aunt of several nieces and nephews, and was the sister of the late Clare Jones.

A Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, at 12:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 127 Summer St., Lynnfield, followed by burial of ashes in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 127 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940 or to the American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or online at

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